ALOHA Philosophy of SEO and Digital Marketing – Updated for 2017 (and Beyond)

Three years ago I coined what I call the ALOHA philosophy of SEO. I wrote a guest post about it for an online marketing agency in the Pacific Northwest. I won’t link to it, because I’m updating the philosophy for you here today. In case you don’t believe me, I’ve uploaded a screenshot. Can you believe I wore a sweater vest and tie?…

2015-2016 Search Engine Ranking Factors for Your Business

SEO Moz (authority on the search engine industry) released their 2015 Search Engine Ranking Factors study last week. So why have I dubbed it for 2016 as well? Because everyone reviewing the study will take note and adjust (or maintain) their SEO strategy accordingly for the year ahead, ultimately dictating their 2016 online marketing plan.  The report itself has compiled relevant results…

How to Get Other Websites to Link to Yours – A 5 Step Beginner’s Guide

How to Get Other Websites to Link to Yours

After having your on-page technology in order, one of the biggest search engine ranking factors of 2014 (carrying over into 2015) is the number of quality sites linking back to your own. Simply put (for beginners), Google deems your site to be a vessel of important information in your industry if others that discuss (blog) about your industry (online) link to your…

How to Rank Higher on Google Maps in 2015

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For many local businesses the Google map listing is a mystery. Some have managed to score a lower position on this page-one piece of online real estate yet are baffled as to how they can move up. Others are not listed at all and are desperate to be so. NO matter the scenario, both are correct in wanting to take immediate action…

How to Find a Web Content Writer for Your Online Business

How to Find a Web Content Writer

You’ve already taken the first step, haven’t you? Whether you found this article by searching for answers on Google or clicked through to this article while navigating the site you’ve already performed the most necessary online journey essential to the task of finding a web content writer. But of course it doesn’t stop here. You need to know how to find an…